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Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-12-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By OGirlieMama
This is an oldish post but I'm not on here much...

This is an oldish post but I'm not on here much lately, and you're still pregnant, I assume, so it might be useful. My twins were vertex-vertex when I went into labor at 29 weeks (after two weeks on...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-31-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By OGirlieMama
Mine never really did twinspeak, though they...

Mine never really did twinspeak, though they have made up plenty of individual words. They started speaking English and just never stopped. We definitely did not experience any of the "typical" twin...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By OGirlieMama
Obsess away here: http://www.betabase.info    ...

Obsess away here: http://www.betabase.info 
 
FWIW, my betas were:
 
12 DPO - 59
18 DPO - 1,229
25 DPO - 17,009 
 
If you compare to the betabase values for twin and singleton, my numbers...
Forum: Family Safety   08-19-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Forum: Family Safety   08-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By OGirlieMama
My Marathons are in the 2nd row in my 2006...

My Marathons are in the 2nd row in my 2006 Odyssey. My girls hit the 40 pound mark earlier this year and I switched to the seat belt installation, but left the tether attached. For some reason it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-11-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By OGirlieMama
One of my twins has consistently rejected my...

One of my twins has consistently rejected my husband's nighttime parenting since she was an infant. In fact, that's how we ended up with the sleeping arrangement we have. Both kids want to be next...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-27-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By OGirlieMama
My girls (29 weekers) were extremely gassy on...

My girls (29 weekers) were extremely gassy on HMF+BM, and we were able to talk them into trying them without it because they were gaining well. I don't remember what week GA this was at, though....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-25-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By OGirlieMama
This is sort of random but falls in the "stupid...

This is sort of random but falls in the "stupid things people say" category, so I'm throwing it in. I've had a lot of people comment to me on how they see a lot of twins these days, and I've heard...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-18-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,957
Posted By OGirlieMama
Mine were vertex-vertex and even though they...

Mine were vertex-vertex and even though they were only 29 weeks GA, all the doctors and nurses encouraged a vaginal birth. I shouldn't even say "encouraged" but "assumed." It was actually one of the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Quote:Originally Posted by seawitch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Quote:Originally Posted by Jane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316282/if-one-more-person-tells-me/40#post_16505403)
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By OGirlieMama
I think you can stick with your plan as long as...

I think you can stick with your plan as long as you have a backup plan in case things go wrong. My plan was to have my babies at our community hospital, which has a special care nursery but can't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Quote:Originally Posted by hergrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316282/if-one-more-person-tells-me#post_16487447)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-28-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By OGirlieMama
My kids both sleep talk and sleepwalk...

My kids both sleep talk and sleepwalk frequently. One more than the other, but both twins do it. They also have night terrors, again, one more than the other (the same one) but both on occasion. 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-21-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By OGirlieMama
A twin mom friend had mentioned this to me but I...

A twin mom friend had mentioned this to me but I hadn't seen the article. As I joked when I posted it on my FB, if I'm going to live longer, why does it feel like I'm going to die at the end of each...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-21-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By OGirlieMama
Sure...   - 2 placentas   - 29 weeks  ...

Sure...
 
- 2 placentas
 
- 29 weeks
 
- 3 pounds, 2 pounds 13 ounces (A, B)
 
- yes
 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Quote:Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By OGirlieMama
I don't think it's that unusual a mix of traits,...

I don't think it's that unusual a mix of traits, but maybe that's because you just described me at 9 years old. I wish my parents had realized it was really a problem and had worked with me in a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,938
Posted By OGirlieMama
Right we are again! :) Nice to know for sure,...

Right we are again! :) Nice to know for sure, isn't it?
 
And Leah, I am laughing hysterically, because only the mom of those boys, who sees every teensy bit of difference between them, could...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,889
Posted By OGirlieMama
They shared up until they started getting mobile...

They shared up until they started getting mobile and kicking each other, around 8 months (5.5 adjusted). Then they had their own cribs and co-slept with us some of the time. Then we gave them our...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-03-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By OGirlieMama
Yes, and as PreemieMama said, it's always right...

Yes, and as PreemieMama said, it's always right there under the surface. For me, 5 years later, it's rarely about a doctor's visit or anything that you'd expect. Somehow I get through all of that,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,938
Posted By OGirlieMama
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-23-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By OGirlieMama
Ugh, I have no real time to reply right now but...

Ugh, I have no real time to reply right now but part of the reason I came here is because I wanted to talk about similar issues with my 5-year-olds, and during their 4th year was when I first...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-23-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By OGirlieMama
I am sorry your confidence has been so shaken....

I am sorry your confidence has been so shaken. Please remember that no pediatrician has all the answers. You really have to feel it all out to realize what advice you're going to take and what...
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